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  • Universities Are Key To A ‘Silicon Africa’

    By Tom Jackson, 4:36 am AFKI Original

    With their links to industry, access to research, and top drawer facilities, universities can be a catalyst to a Silicon Africa. This is not something that has been the case too often, thus far at least. But, in certain cases, such as the C4DLab at the University of Nairobi and the LaunchLab at Stellenbosch University, universities are realizing they have an important part to play

  • Kenyan University Starts Bike Sharing Scheme To Beat Traffic Jam In Capital

    bike sharing By Kevin Mwanza, 8:48 am

    A Kenyan university will start a bike-sharing initiative to reduce congestion and economic losses due to traffic blockages in Nairobi, the capital city of East Africa’s biggest economy. The University of Nairobi through its innovative hub, Computing for Development Laboratory (CD4Lab) partnered with the United Nations Habitat in what will be Africa’s first bicycle-sharing scheme. The pilot project is already underway in the university’s campus in the capital city,

  • 7 Universities Backing African Tech Startups

    African Tech Startups By Tom Jackson, 5:14 am

    African universities are increasingly playing a part in encouraging student-led tech startups, in the hope that young people can become job creators. These new initiatives across the continent are replicating successful models from abroad, such as the US knowledge regions of Route 128 – which developed around MIT – and the renowned Silicon Valley, which developed around Stanford University. University incubators and initiatives have can have enormous benefits for a startup

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